Friday, January 21, 2011
We have been spending a week in a city called Valparaiso. It is a port town so there are a lot of boats here which is really cool if you go down in the port and see the ships. We have been staying in a really nice hostel when you go inside the passage way you will see six or seven cats on your way to the hostel there are also a lot of stray cats or dogs when your just going on a regular walk around the city. There are a lot of hills in Valparaiso, but not any in Vina del Mar. On the hills there are outstanding houses some are on a cliff and a little part of them is leaning off the cliff and looking like it is going to fall of any minute.
Another thing about Valparaiso that is nice is that it has lots of transportation like buses, metro, trolly car and the most intertaining was the finicular. The buses were nice but hot in the day because they stopped every few minutes. The metro was very nice just like the one in Santiago but we think it might be newer than the one in Santiago. And the trolly car was unike just like the one in Minnesota that goes by Lake Harriet (see green and white below). The finicular is almost like a outdoor elevator on a hill. The one we took was very old and it was very unique when you are going up or down the other one goes the opposite way (see picture above with Chilean flag). It is very cool to go in it.
When you look out our window it is a beautiful site. You can see the boats and the Pacific Ocean and tons of other stuff. It is really pretty. Hope your doing well. Grace